One word to describe my feelings for Tokyo

Invasion complete?

Just another day in Tokyo (pt 3)

Just another day in Tokyo (pt 2)

Just another day in Tokyo (pt 1)

Sega’s doing alright

At a lounge in MEL Airport. This is so Melbourne. This machine would beat 90% of the American coffees I’ve had to drink, yet not good enough. Go see the live barista a few metres away instead.

Using a Selphy CP770 with a Mac in 2018

Canon gave up supporting the Selphy CP770 photo printer years ago, for seemingly no reason. Some time later, a gentleman named Christian Spuller hacked together the drivers for some Selphy printers to work on Yosemite (Mac OS X 10.10), and made them available at his website. However, it still didn’t work with the CP770. But, with a text edit of the drivers at Canon’s website, you can get it all working in 2018 on at least MacOS 10.13.4. It’s a little convoluted, and requires re-adding your existing configured printers, but if you’re not afraid of the command line, it saves you having to buy a new printer for no reason…

You’ll need:

  1. Install the SelphyYosemite.pkg file. You may need to right (or ctrl) click and select Open to give the system permissions to run it
  2. Open the cp530-760-770os-x-06.dmg (from Canon’s website)
  3. In terminal, navigate to /Volumes/cp530-760-770os-x-06/SELPHY\ CP\ series\ Printer\ driver_6.0.0.31.mpkg/Contents
  4. Edit the file ‘distribution.dist‘ with a text editor.
  5. On line 10, replace:
    • 10.7‘ with ‘10.13‘, and
    • 10.8‘ with ‘10.14
  6. Save the file
  7. From Finder, open the cp530-760-770os-x-06 disk image from the desktop, and then open the SELPHY CP series Printer driver_6.0.0.31.mpkg to install it. Again, you may need to right (or ctrl) click and select Open to give the system permissions to run it.
  8. Reset the printing system (see: https://support.apple.com/kb/ph25565?locale=en_US)
  9. Restart the computer
  10. Open the Printers & Scanners preference pane in System Preferences and re-add any printers you had, including of course, the Selphy CP770.

Hopefully this will help at least one other person out there, but if not, at least I’ll have a note for myself when I need to do it again for the next version of MacOS.